Cameron Crowe knows a thing or two about music. He got his start as a 16-year-old music journalist for Rolling Stone – an experience he expanded into a feature film with Almost Famous. Now, Mondo is releasing a series of vinyl soundtracks devoted to Crowe’s films, starting off with his angsty teen dramedy Say Anything. Later this year, Mondo will continue the series with expanded soundtracks for Singles and Jerry Maguire.
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Posted on Monday, June 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
Cameron Crowe‘s career has stumbled a bit as of late, but nothing will take away the fact that he wrote and directed Say Anything…, still one of the best loved movie romances of all time. 26 years later, fans are still curious about the fates of Lloyd Dobler and Diane Court — and it sounds like Crowe is, too.
In a new interview, Crowe discussed the possibility of a Say Anything 2, gushing that he “really, really love[s] writing for John Cusack.” Read Crowe’s thoughts on a Say Anything sequel after the jump. Read More »
“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.” – Lester Bangs, Almost Famous
With that quote, writer director Cameron Crowe smashed through levels upon levels of truth. He’s talking about art, he’s talking about loss, he’s talking about individuality, basically he’s talking about everything. What we talk about among friends is what defines us and the films of Cameron Crowe have always been about that. They’ve been about more too, but they’ve always have been about the human experience. In the best cases, Crowe’s words, choice of music and actors have greatly enhanced that human experience too, making the uncool cool.
This week marks the release of Crowe’s eight narrative feature, Aloha. It’s a film fans have anticipated for sometime, mostly because we trust in the work of this iconic, wonderful filmmaker. To celebrate the occasion, we’ve ranked all eight of his narrative features films (he’s done two documentaries too, Pearl Jam Twenty and The Union, which we’ve omitted just to keep things focused). What’s number one? Below, read our rankings of the best Cameron Crowe movies Read More »
Whether you’re giving or receiving, there are few things better than a gift. It feels great to get one, it feels wonderful to give one, it’s just a nice thing. Gifts in movies are kind of the same. They represent a bond between characters that can be layered with meaning. The person getting the gift can be either appreciative or disappointed, the person giving it either sincere or malicious. There’s just so many ways you can go with it.
Being as it’s the holiday season, we decided to pick out our favorite gifts in movie history. Not necessarily the best ever, just our favorites. That means not all of these are “good” gifts. Some, in fact, are awful. But it’s the act of giving them, whether in the context of an overall film or series, that makes them awesome and memorable. So, below, we count down our 25 favorite gifts in movie history. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 by Angie Han
NBC’s Say Anything… TV show may crash and burn before it even gets off the ground. Cameron Crowe, who directed the original 1989 movie, learned about the planned sequel series along with the rest of the world yesterday — and it seems he’d none too thrilled about it.
Legally, network NBC and producer 20th Century Fox TV are allowed to forge ahead without his approval. But a new report indicates they’re unlikely to do so. Get all the latest details on the Say Anything… TV series after the jump.
UPDATE: The Say Anything… TV series is now officially dead, according to Deadline. Writer Justin Kaplan and producer Aaron Kaplan dropped out after hearing of Crowe’s objections, and 20th Century Fox TV subsequently pulled the plug. Original story follows.
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James Ponsoldt‘s wonderful film The Spectacular Now hits theaters August 2. It’s one of those serious, emotional, yet magical coming of age stories in the mold of films from the Eighties and Nineties. Films like Say Anything, Dazed and Confused, Almost Famous and The Breakfast Club. All four of those certainly influenced The Spectacular Now and they’re being screened to solidify that connection.
Nine cities across the country will be hosting four screenings on Tuesdays in July called The Spectacular Classics. The four films above will be preceded with an exclusive video introduction by Spectacular Now and 500 Days of Summer screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter discussing the specific connections. And, if that’s not enough, audience members will also get a free ticket to see The Spectacular Now. Read More »
Sometimes even the best of us get stuck with our foot in our mouth. That seems to be what happened with Cameron Crowe earlier this month when he told an audience he would consider making a sequel to Say Anything and that he’d spoken to John Cusack about it. He has thought about where kickboxer Lloyd Dobler and valedictorian Diane Court might go after the end of the film and he has spoken to Cusack about it, but it was years ago and at this point, Crowe doesn’t want to ruin that personal film with an unnecessary sequel. Read exactly what he said, and some of his ideas about where it could have went, after the jump. Read More »
Besides making a bunch of new movies and teasing fans about a possible idea for Say Anything 2, Cameron Crowe is letting his official website – The Uncool – dig into his archives. Over the next few days they’re going to be publishing previously lost scenes from Crowe’s directorial debut, Say Anything. All the scenes are from his January 18, 1988 final shooting script. The first one extends the opening of the now classic film, starring John Cusack, Ione Skye and Lili Taylor in which Lloyd speaks with Corey and D.C. about calling Diane. It’s more of an extension than a full fledged deletion, but it’s a great read none the less. Check it out, and link to an extension of the graduation speech scene, after the jump. Read More »
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What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 31 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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You might recall that we’ve featured Jim Horwat‘s Movie Comic Illustrations on the site in the past: Back to the Future, The Big Lebowski, The Goonies, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and the Friday the 13th series. Jim has returned with a new print, which is a one-page illustration of Cameron Crowe’s late-1980’s classic Say Anything.
Jim is selling a signed and number limited edition of 100 11×17 inch black and white fine art prints of Say Anything for only $20 plus shipping. They are printed on a super high quality Xerox Docucolor; durable waterproof finish on heavyweight 32# paper stock. Mailed flat in a polypropaline sleeve w/ acid free backer, ready to frame. Check out the full image, after the jump.
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